Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Aurora Theatre Academy Announces 2015 Summer Camp Sessions!

Aurora Theatre Academy’s extensive array of Summer Camps for 2015 are right around the corner. Enrollment is now open for a coveted spot.

Aurora Theatre Director of Education, Jaclyn Hofmann, has put together an incredible team of teaching professionals, most of whom you will recognize from professional theatrical productions around Atlanta or from the screen anywhere from Georgia Lottery commercials to HBO.

This summer, Aurora Theatre Academy will prepare students of all skill levels to perform like professionals.  Located on the square in downtown Lawrenceville, all classes will culminate in a showcase in Aurora’s exquisite facility.  Aurora will also offer students both financial need and talent-based scholarship opportunities. 

Summer Camp Open House: Wednesday, April 29 from 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Come meet some of our Camp Staff, take a tour of the theatre and participate in theatre games as an intro to the fun we have all summer long! Light refreshments and snacks provided. Talent Scholarship Auditions for The Little Mermaid Jr will take place during Open House. For an appointment, please email

Aurora Academy Summer Camp One Day Sale: Wednesday, April 29

Receive $25 off any Summer Camp Programs! Purchase tickets online at or by calling the Box Office at 678.226. Aurora’s one-time New Student Registration Fee of $25 still applies for first-time registrants of Aurora Theatre Academy. *Offer may not be used on previously purchased camp registrations or in conjunction with scholarship offers. Other restrictions may apply

Aurora Academy Summer Programs: Preparing Students to Perform Like Professionals

Aurora Academy is the best summer theatre program for young people in Northeast Georgia. What distinguishes Aurora Theatre Academy from other summer drama camps is that the instructors are working professionals with years of real-world professional experience. Each session culminates in a performance on the same stages where the professionals perform. In addition to receiving training on how to be a winner onstage, students build confidence and communication and life skills that will be a valuable part of their bright futures.

Summer Musical for Grades 3-12
Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Music by Alan Menken
Book by Doug Wright

Aurora Theatre Academy will journey under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr, based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker; written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home - and her fins - behind and live in the world above. But first she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking. Students will attend three weeks of classes in acting, singing and dancing, as well as rehearse and perform Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr at the end of the session. Students will be taught and directed by some of Atlanta’s finest professional musical theatre actors. Students will perform on the Aurora Mainstage on Friday, June 26 at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 27 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase for the general public.

Camp Aurora for Students Grades 1-5

Camp Aurora gives students the opportunity to spend a week at Aurora Theatre where they can learn what it takes to put on a performance. This production class will provide students with valuable stage experience, all while encouraging teamwork and collaboration with peers. The experience instills a sense of self-confidence in the students. In these half-day sessions, students will be active participants in creating portions of the sets, costumes and props for these exciting, whirlwind productions presented to family and friends.

Aurora Academy Summer Camps for Middle and High School Students

The Acting Edge camp explores the craft of acting through various styles: Stanislavski, Shakespeare, Stage Combat, Improvisation and more. Sessions will culminate in a showcase performance in Aurora’s Studio for friends and family. Whether your teen is a seasoned performer or beginner, they will benefit from the real-world experience of our teaching staff.

Guerrilla Theatre Camp breaks the boundaries of the stage and brings theatre to students in fun and exciting ways. Learn many of the styles that shatter the convention of the fourth wall from Commedia dell’Arte to Improv Comedy and even Flash Mobs! You would have to be “bananas” to miss out on Guerrilla Theatre.

Through the continued support of Scott Hudgens Family Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Suwanee and other generous groups, Aurora Theatre Academy is able to offer more than $15,000 for students to have the valuable experience of honing their craft with seasoned professionals. For more information or to request a scholarship application, email

SUMMER MUSICAL (Grades 3-12)
The Little Mermaid Jr – June 8-26
Monday–Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  (two Saturday Shows on June 27)
Three-week, full-day session
Cost: $600

June 1–5 and July 6–10
9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. and 1–4 p.m.
Cost:  $200 per half-day session.

ACTING EDGE CAMP (Grades 6-12)
July 6–17: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Two-week, full-day sessions
Cost: $500

June 1–5 and July 13–17
10:30 a.m. –4 p.m.
One-week, full-day sessions
Cost: $300

There is a $25 first-time student application fee. Pre-booking guarantees a spot in one of the classes. We are limiting enrollment in each class to 15 students. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required.

To register for the summer theatre sessions, visit  or call the Box Office at 678.226.6222. For more information on the programs, visit

Aurora Theatre · 128 East Pike Street · PO Box 2014 · Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046


Now in its 19th Season, Aurora Theatre produces professional live entertainment to suit everyone’s taste. Aurora Theatre is home to over 600 events each year. Two series of theatrical productions, the Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series and the GGC Harvel Lab Series, are comprised of the biggest Broadway plays and musicals alongside exciting contemporary theatre. Additionally, Aurora produces concerts, stand-up comedy, children’s programs, metro Atlanta’s top haunted attraction Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, as well as Atlanta’s only professional Spanish language theatre; Teatro Del Sol. Aurora Theatre is a world class theatrical facility with two performance venues. Nestled on the square in historic downtown Lawrenceville, Aurora has FREE attached covered parking and is surrounded by restaurants and shops. Aurora Theatre has garnered numerous accolades highlighted by recent achievements that include winner of Seven 2013 Suzi Bass Awards, Creative Loafing’s “2010 Best Theatre Company,” Georgia Trend Magazine’s “2011 Best Places to Work in Georgia,” Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “2012 Best Places to Work”, Atlanta Magazine’s “Best of Atlanta 2013” and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 President and CEO Award for Excellence in Arts.

Aurora Theatre, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation and is a member of Atlanta Performs, Theatre Communications Group, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association, Latin American Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Commerce Club, Suwanee Business Alliance and Duluth Merchants Association.

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